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| China to become super power in trade, investment: Zardari|
| Updated at: 0109 PST, Sunday, August 23, 2009|
HANGZHOU: President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said that China is world’s next super power for trade and investment and a place for the world to learn a lesson.
Addressing a forum on Pakistan Zhejiang Trade and Investment Opportunities, Current Cooperation and Future Prospects, the President said China is also a great opportunity to learn and enhance one’s knowledge.
“Chinese progress is becoming a lesson for the world to look at. It is the future’s superpower in terms of investment and trade,” President Zardari said. The forum was organized by Pakistan embassy and Department of Commerce Zhejiang Province.
Representatives of Zhejiang’s 16 top business houses, whose combined annual turnover runs into billions of dollars, attended the forum. Some of them also made presentation to the President about their companies and said they were keen to invest in Pakistan.
They said they highly regard Pakistan and its people and would contribute towards the development of that country.
President Zardari said the Chinese have indigenously developed their own parameters of progress, from which not only Pakistan would like to learn, but it is something for the whole world to learn from.
President Zardari recalled that a solid foundation of Pakistan-China relationship was laid by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto when he was the foreign minister.